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Mall Purchase Night

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  12 reviews
This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 8-13 with a reading age of below eight years. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smo oth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page. A wide range of specialists, including ch ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Baen Books (first published 1993)
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Sean Randall
May 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've wanted to read this book for years, having enjoyed the Wizardry stuff considerably. It was never a local staple, though, so I'm glad to have had the opportunity.

"Y'all know them rats folks have been complaining about? Well, it seems like the suckers have learned to skateboard."

The story is, from start to finish, quite amusing. Not, perhaps, in a laugh-out-loud kind of a way, but lightly funny, all the way through. It combines this fantasy elf motif with the modern day influences of people
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found it hysterical that the back cover info was incorrect, as compared to the actual book. However, I'm told that no one else would ever notice that! This book was good: funny, entertaining, and generally a good read. ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a light and humorous story I had read once before when it was first published. It's a relatively satisfying feel-good tale, but I'm not sure why I kept the book all these years. ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought this as e-book from Baen . Have read it several times. Enjoyable, good easy read. Recommended.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a bad story, but not enough of the elves, or the other world creatures.
Kimberly Karalius
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
The best part was the talking computer kiosk that demanded cookies before it would answer any questions. And all you had to do was type any cookie in and that was enough. Crazy.
The back cover blurb is completely misleading. Might actually make a better movie than book. Easy to read, although a bit too subtle at times, and too explicit at others. Not suitable for kids. A "light" read: You can read it as slowly or quickly as you like, and the author does a good job of reminding you who's who in each scene. ...more
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: unowned, fantasy
This book was a fun quick read. A bit of a nostalgia trip, too. Who shops at malls these days? Who prizes a mink coat? Who can retire to a tropical island on $500,000? The book was mentioned in a reader review of Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff, and though I didn't think it was quite as good as the Huff book, I did enjoy it. ...more
Aug 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This is another of my almost guilty pleasures. I love Urban Fantasies done in this style. A bit of light humor. Likeable characters stuck in fantastic situations.

A bit escapist but thats part of why I like them.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a fun read.

The characters are a bit flat and many barely qualify as two-dimensional. It seems almost satirical of (what was) modernity. But that's what makes this book so fun.

This is a great palate cleanser after an emotional/overly thought provoking book.
Raven Lokison
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
a surprisingly well written book full of humorous twists.
Oct 04, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Decent, but not his best work.
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